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Sr. Thomas Allin of Somerliton in the County of Suffolk Kn.t and Barronett.
Sr. Thomas Allin of Somerliton in the County of Suffolk Kn.t and Barronett. [Text on Verso] Who after an entire dedication of his Life and Fortune to the Service of the Crowne under his blessed Maister King Chalres ye Ist, & during the Exite of his late Ma.ty King Charles ye 2,d has (since ye happy Restoration of the Latter) had ye honour of serving him both in Peace & Warr, under ye auspicious Comand of his Roy.ll Brother our now Soveraigne Lord James ye 2nd....
G. Kneller pinx. P. Vandrebanc sculp.
Anno Dom: 1685.
Scarce engraving, scarce. Sheet: 355 x 450mm (14 x 17¾"). Trimmed within plate, second part of title excised but present, vertical crease.
A half-length portrait of English naval officer Sir Thomas Allin (1612-1685) who fought during the Civil War and the Third Anglo-Dutch War. Text on verso describes his service during the reign of Charles I, II and James II, becoming Admiral of the Fleet, Captain of Sandgate Castle, Major of the Fraternity of Trinity House at Deptford and Comptroller of the Royal Navy.
[Ref: 42410]   £320.00  
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Sr. Thomas Allin of Somerliton in the County of Suffolk Kn.t an Barronett.
Sr. Thomas Allin of Somerliton in the County of Suffolk Kn.t an Barronett. Who after an entire dedication of this Life and Fortune to the Service of the Crowne under his blessed Maister King Charles ye jst, &during the Exile of his late Maty King Charles ye 2d, has (since ye happy Restauration of the Latter) had ye honour of serving him, both in Peace & war, under ye auspicious Comand of his Roy.ll Brother our now Soveraigne Lord King James ye 2.d; thrice as Admirall of his Fleets in the British & Mediterranean Seas, Cap.tn of Sandgate Castle, Ma:r of the hono:ble Fraternity of ye Trinity House at Deptford Strond, & Comptrol:r of the Royall Navy of England.
G: Kneller pinx. p: Vandrebanc sculp:
Anno Dom: 1685. Aetatis suae 73. [n.d. c.1685, but later.]
Engraving,, scarce & large portrait. 513 x 368mm. 20¼ x 14½". Trimmed. Collector's stamp verso of Reverend James Burleigh (L.1425).
Bust portrait, body to left, head turned and looking towards the viewer, with long dark curly hair, shirt with frills at front, in an armour; in an oval frame with palm leaves, on a console with dolphins, cannons, spears and anchors; coat-of-arms with four star and three sword charges, a helmet and sword crest, motto: "Fortune deguere", in a frame with lion's head. Sir Thomas Allin (1612-1685), Royal Navy officer who saw service in the English Civil War, and the Second and Third Anglo-Dutch Wars. A Royalist during the Civil War, he returned to service after the Restoration and eventually rose to the rank of Admiral after serving under some of the most distinguished military figures of the era, including Prince Rupert of the Rhine.
[Ref: 27644]   £360.00  
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Archibaldus Comes Argatheliae Dominus Kintire Campbell et Lorne hereditarius Justitiarius Generalis S.D.N.R. Vice Cometus Argatheliae Insularum aliarumq Magnus Hereditarius Hospity Magister et Praefectrus Cohortis Peditum Regis.
Archibaldus Comes Argatheliae Dominus Kintire Campbell et Lorne hereditarius Justitiarius Generalis S.D.N.R. Vice Cometus Argatheliae Insularum aliarumq Magnus Hereditarius Hospity Magister et Praefectrus Cohortis Peditum Regis.
I.B. de Medina pinx. P. Vanderbanck sculp.
[n.d. c.1690.]
Copper engraving. 445 x 310mm. 17½ x 12¼". Trimmed to plate mark.
Portrait of Archibald Campbell (1658-1703), first Duke of Argyll, half length in an oval on a pedestal, wearing wig, cravat and armour; coats of arms along each side and below portrait.
[Ref: 24645]   £200.00  
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Carolo II. Cæsari Britañico, Patriæ Patri, Regnum Optimo Clementissimo Augustissimo... MDCLXXXIV [1684].
Carolo II. Cæsari Britañico, Patriæ Patri, Regnum Optimo Clementissimo Augustissimo... MDCLXXXIV [1684]. Ex Marmorea Statua a G.Gibbons Sculpta.
P. Vandrebane sculp.
London Prinetd [sic] and Sold by David Mortier at ye Sign of Erasmus's head in ye Strand. [n.d., c.1700.]
Engraving. Two sheets conjined, total 670 x 490mm (26½ x 19¼"). Trimmed to plate on right, tears in left, original folds as issued. Large margins on 3 sides
A large engraving of the statue of Charles II as a Roman Emperor, carved by Arnold Quellin in partnership with Grinling Gibbons in 1681. It was erected in the Royal Exchange by the Society of Merchant Adventurers of England in 1684, and was destroyed by the fire that razed the Exchange in 1838. The statue met with the king's approval so he took steps to ensure that Gibbons profited: the 'London Gazette' for 15 May 1684 carried an announcement: 'His Majesty, being well satisfied with the performance of Mr Grinling Gibbons in the making his Majesties statue lately set up in the Royal Exchange, hath been pleased to forbid all persons to copy the same in graving, etching or in mezzotinto, without the approbation of the said Mr Gibbons'. This print was advertised for sale in 12 January 1685, published by Dorman Newman; the plate passed to Mortier after Newman's bankruptcy in 1694 and then to John King after Mortier's death c.1728.
BM: 1880,1113.3737; Griffiths: The Print in Stuart Britain no. 150.
[Ref: 44054]   £120.00  
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Carolo II Caesari Britanico Patriae Patri Regum Optimo Clementissimo Augustissimo. Generis humani Delicijs Utriusq, Fortunae Victori Pacis Europae Arbitro, Maris Domino et Vindici. Societas Mercatorum Adventurum Angliae Quae per ccc jam prope Annos Regia
Carolo II Caesari Britanico Patriae Patri Regum Optimo Clementissimo Augustissimo. Generis humani Delicijs Utriusq, Fortunae Victori Pacis Europae Arbitro, Maris Domino et Vindici. Societas Mercatorum Adventurum Angliae Quae per ccc jam prope Annos Regia Benignitate Floret Fidei intemeratae Gratitudinis Aeternae Hoc Testimonium Venerabunda Posuit Anno Sas: Humanae MDCLXXXIV. LI.
Ex Marmorea Statua a G. Gibbons Sculpta. P. Vandrebanc Sculp:
London Printed and Sold by David Mortier at ye Sign of Erasmus's head in ye Strand. [n.d. c.1684.]
Engraving. Plate 672 x 481mm (26½ x 19"). Creasing and folded, water staining down right hand edge.
The statue of Charles II in the Royal Exchange, after Grinling Gibbons. As the dedication on the pedestal records, this statue of Charles II in the habit of a Roman Emperor with laurel about his head was erected in the Royal Exchange by the Society of Merchant Adventurers of England in 1684. It was destroyed by the fire that razed the Exchange in 1838, though a similar one in bronze is at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. Vertue (IV 35) records that the stone statue was actually carved by Arnold Quellin, with whom Gibbons had entered into partnership in 1681. This was dissolved in 1683, presumably after the statue had been finished (see Katharine Gibson, in The Royal Exchange, ed.A.Saunders, 1997, pp.151-7). Gibbons obtained a most unusual type of patent to protect his statue. The 'London Gazette' for 15 May 1684 carries an announcement: 'His Majesty, being well satisfied with the performance of Mr Grinling Gibbons in the making his Majesties statue lately set up in the Royal Exchange, hath been pleased to forbid all persons to copy the same in graving, etching or in mezzotinto, without the approbation of the said Mr Gibbons.' Gibbons must have been very much in Charles's favour, for the London Gazette of 10 May 1686 announces an exceptional Royal permission for Gibbons and Parry Walton to hold a sale of pictures in the Banqueting House in Whitehall. This print was advertised in the Observator of 12 January 1685: 'The exact draught of the marble statue of his Majesty in the Royall Exchange so long expected is now (by permission of authority) finished. Curiously engraven by Mr Vandrebanc, and printed on a large sheet of imperiall paper. To be sold by Dorman Newman at the Kings Arms in the Poultry. Price 2s 6d.' Newman was a large-scale book publisher who issued a few prints between 1665 and his bankruptcy in 1694. He also put a notice of this plate in the Term Catalogues for February 1685 and November 1687: in the latter the price was reduced to 1s 6d. From Newman, the plate passed into the hands of David Mortier, a bookseller who sold at the sign of Erasmus Head in the Strand. Mortier died c.1728, and the plate passed to John King in the Poultry, the great reprinter of old plates (an impression published by King is in Crowle XII 49).
[Ref: 28955]   £260.00  
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[Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey]
[Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey] Veritas Ex Cineribus Reviviscit Aetatis Suae 57 [...]
P. Vandrebanc Sculp.
Are to be Sold at Thomas Cherets in James Street Covent Garden.
Engraving, sheet 340 x 235mm (13½ x 9¼"). Trimmed and glued to backing sheet at edges.
Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey (1621-78), magistrate, died in mysterious circumstances soon after becoming involved in the scandal of the Popish Plot in September 1678. He took depositions from Titus Oates, later to be revealed as having invented the 'plot' to kill Charles II and his brother James, duke of York, despite being uncertain whether he should have done so. Soon after, Godfrey's body was found lying in a ditch near Primrose Hill in London, with a sword run through him (strangulation marks were also found). A verdict of murder was brought in, and almost inevitably blame was laid on the Catholic community once the revelations about Oates' deposition emerged. This print, with its assertion Godfrey was 'Murthered by Papists', typifies this response, although in fact his murder was never satisfactorily solved.
[Ref: 42608]   £230.00  
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[James II when duke of York, and Mary of Modena]
[James II when duke of York, and Mary of Modena] Serenissimus Princeps Jacobus Dux Eboracensis [&] Serenissima Princeps Maria [...]
D. Loggan sculp [James] P. Vandrebanc sculp [Mary]
Sold by Moses Pitt at ye Angel in St Pauls Churchyard [c.1673]
Pair of engravings, each sheet approx. 445 x 260mm (17½ x 10¼"). Trimmed. False margins on left of James.
James II (1633-1701) when duke of York and his second wife Maria Beatrice Eleanor Anne Margaret Isabella d’Este (Mary of Modena, 1658-1718). James was the second son of Charles I. He married Anne Hyde, by whom he was the father of Mary II and Queen Anne. He remarried in 1673 to Mary, by whom he was the father of James Francis Edward, the 'Old Pretender'. James reigned from 1685, following the death of his brother Charles II, until 1688, when the invasion of William of Orange caused James to flee to the continent, where he established a court in exile at Saint Germain-en-Laye. Pair of full-length portraits after Sir Peter Lely, engraved by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc) and David Loggan.
For portrait of Mary of Modena sold separately see ref. 34227.
[Ref: 43030]   £320.00  
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Serenissima Princeps Maria Beatrix Ducissa Eboracensis &.ct.
Serenissima Princeps Maria Beatrix Ducissa Eboracensis &.ct.
P. Vandrebanc Sculp.
Sold by Moses Pitt at ye Angel in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [n.d., c.1675.]
Copper engraving, 475 x 280mm, 18¾ x 11". Contemporary red ruling. Crease.
Maria Beatrice Eleanor Anne Margaret Isabella d’Este (1658-1718), daughter of Alfonso d’Este III, duke of Modena, shown shortly after her marriage to James, Duke of York, in 1673. His conversion to Catholicism, accession to the throne as James II wiith the possibility of a Catholic succession resulted in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Engraved by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc) (1649-1697) after a portrait by Sir Peter Lely. Vanderbank moved to London in 1674.
NPG: D29318.
[Ref: 24236]   £240.00  
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Serenissima Princeps Maria Beatrix Ducissa Eboracensis &ct.
Serenissima Princeps Maria Beatrix Ducissa Eboracensis &ct.
P. Vandrebanc Sculp.
Sold by Moses Pitt at ye Angel in S.t Pauls Churchyard. [n.d., c.1675.]
Copper engraving with large margins, 475 x 280mm (18¾ x 11").
Maria Beatrice Eleanor Anne Margaret Isabella d’Este (1658-1718), daughter of Alfonso d’Este III, duke of Modena, shown shortly after her marriage to James, Duke of York, in 1673. His conversion to Catholicism, accession to the throne as James II wiith the possibility of a Catholic succession resulted in the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Engraved by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc) (1649-1697) after a portrait by Sir Peter Lely. Vanderbank moved to London in 1674.
NPG: D29318.
[Ref: 34227]   £240.00  
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